The Rago Fabrication Shock Guards were designed to keep your shocks safe and free of damage. The rugged angular design creates a guard that can withstand the most demanding trails. In addition to protecting the most exposed part of the shock, the guard also extends to protect the shock shaft from pits and abuse, extending shock life from leaks and tears of the shock shaft seal. Our design also includes a drain hole placed at the lowest point of the guard to prevent lingering of water during water crossings.
I’ve purchase several items from Rago Fabrication. I have a 2gen taco and 5th gen 4runner. I originally bought rear guards for the 5th gen. Good thing I did. Someone to not be named didn’t torque down the shock through bolt and if I didn’t have the guard on I would have had a catastrophic rear end failure. So for that aspect these things are great. Now for the taco it will save me from the same lack of care. I have actually whacked the rear shock mount with an I didn’t see it rock so now I should glide right over it. I treat the truck like it’s a skateboard at a skatepark; not because I don’t like it, more because it is such a solid off-roader. Add some bash guards and go enjoy yourself. Thanks Rago for making me confident to do stupid things.
I bought a pair of blemished guards for my 2006 TRD 4x4. Still trying to find the blemish and I figured once they get bashed, they will be “blemmed” anyways! Install was easy, just watch the install video. You will need a 17mm socket and wrench along with a 19mm socket and wrench. A Torque wrench is also a good idea for the shackle bolts.
I took my old guy time and it took me about hour and fifteen minutes to install. Now they are the cleanest thing on my truck!